Featuring a wraparound, boxway construction, Femco’s CNC lathe model HL-55/200 is designed for heavy-duty, precision turning on larger workpieces. All mating surfaces are lined with Turcite to prevent wear. The rigid, 45-degree slant-bed construction and precision components are said to ensure consistent high accuracies and quality finishes. The lathe features a two-speed ZF gearbox for maximum metal removal at lower spindle speeds. The main spindle is equipped with a 15" chuck and can be equipped with an optional 18" or 21" diameter chuck. A 35-hp Fanuc motor with a maximum spindle speed of 2,500 rpm powers the spindle. The maximum turning diameter is 24.21", and extended turning length is 71.65" for longer workpieces. The wide, 12-station turret employs bi-directional positioning for faster indexing times. Standard accessories include a chip conveyor and a programmable tailstock.
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Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.